Yorkies are noted for their long and silky hair. The Yorkie’s hair requires a lot of grooming to keep it in good condition. Its ears need cleaning to remove dirt and debris, to prevent infections from forming and to keep your Yorkie happy. A dog’s ears needs proper cleaning, so you do not accidentally cause damage to them.
Things You'll Need
- Cotton swabs
- Cotton balls
- Ear-cleaning solution
Look at the ears to locate signs of infection. A brown or red discharge or a strange odor coming from the ears can indicate an infection. Stop grooming the ears and contact a veterinarian immediately.
Pluck loose hair from the inside of the ears with tweezers. Remove loose hairs or hairs that have matted inside the ears. Smooth the hair out with a comb or your fingers.
Dampen a cotton swab with water. Wipe the inside of the ear with the cotton swab and exchange it for a new one when it becomes dirty. Clean the ear leather, but avoid pushing the cotton swab inside the ear canal. Wipe the crevices and small areas of the ear.
Soak a cotton ball with an ear-wash formula. Squeeze out any excess ear-wash formula. Insert the cotton ball inside the dog’s ear. Rub gently to remove dirt.
Let the dog shake off the excess moisture. This will help prevent ear infections.